Moody newspaper food critic Wagner was poisoned with wild mushrooms. To impress Gus's visiting uncle Burton, Shawn allows an apparent role switch, which means he must cue his clueless partner unnoticed, but hopes to get payment in kind. Shawn soon realizes their first suspect, a disgruntled chef, must be set up by the real poison killer, who is motivated by another competition. Written by
Did You Know?
Starting with this episode, and continuing over the next several episodes, Lassiter has his arm in a sling. While the cause of the character's injury is never revealed, the show's production blog states that actor Timothy Omundson
broke his collarbone while mountain-biking to work. See more
Uncle Burton tears the postcard in half, then after a cut it's whole and he tears it in half again. See more
We call them the Angry Chef Letters. Every chef who ever got a bad review would write a nasty letter to Mr. Wagner about it.
Burton 'Gus' Guster
So you're saying this is all hate mail?
Well, I don't know if I'd call it all "hate" mail. It ranges from "mild dislike" mail to "extreme abhorrence" mail...
How about "I wish you were dead" mail?
Oh, we have those, too. Back here.
References Diagnosis Murder
I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns
(as Bert Berns), Bob Feldman
, Jerry Goldstein
, and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by Bow Wow Wow See more